Ben Gorm Moss, Skye, Scotland

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This page contains the results of your search. It is divided into two sections. The first contains information about any tephra layers present at the site and the second part contains details about the source references and the date and time of the search.

Your search has found 5 tephra layers at Ben Gorm Moss, profile no 1120

Site Type Area Latitude LongitudeGrid reference Altitude (m)
Terrestrial Scotland, Skye 57.6096°N 6.3012°W NG 143189 865888 452
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
1120 BGM 1.37 Monolith tins
BGMT-1 0.300 - 0.310 (*Cryptotephra)View Data1634
Glen Garry TephraBGMT-2 0.660 - 0.670 (*Cryptotephra)View Data1634
OMH-185 (Microlite) TephraBGMT-3 0.810 - 0.810 (*Cryptotephra)View Data1634
Hekla 4 TephraBGMT-4a 1.350 - 1.350This tephra deposits contains tephra from more than one eruption. (*Cryptotephra)View Data1634
BGMT-4b 1.350 - 1.350This tephra deposits contains tephra from more than one eruption. (*Cryptotephra)View Data1634


*Note that the Tephra layer depth of a cryptotephra does not indicate the thickness of the layer, as in a visible tephra tephra layer. The thickness indicates the spread of the tephra shards in the sediment or sometimes the top and bottom depths are the same (i.e. no apparent thickness).

1Correlated tephra name means that the tephra deposit has been correlated with a tephra horizon found at multiple sites (e.g. Hekla 4). Of course, these correlations could be reinterpreted and care needs to be taken.

2Local tephra name is the name given by the researchers for the tephra found at the site, this is often a mixture of a site code/name and the depth of the tephra. Not all tephra layers in Tephrabase have a local name, but more or being added. This is independent of any correlations to other tephra deposits.


The data on this page is from the following source(s). If you use this data please acknowledge the source of the data. The number preceding each reference matches the Ref number on the data table above.

1634: Langdon, P.G. and Barber, K.E.  2001  New Holocene tephras and a proxy climate record from a blanket mire in northern Skye, Scotland. Journal of Quaternary Science  16, 753-759..

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This Tephrabase search was made on 2/3/2024 at 22:54:47 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.